Colette et cochon

I found this random picture on the internet.  We just got guinea pigs, so I just had to have it.  They are so sweet, such strange rodents.  I am fascinated as well as experience animal love, and have since I was a small child.  My cats were my intimate confidants; I told them my true emotions when no one else in my family would deal with them.  The Animal Wife or Husband has long been a theme or undercurrent in my work, and continues to be mythology I seek out (like the selki).  I have black guinea pigs, which apparently are used by healers in the Andes to discover illnesses, by rubbing them against the body of the ailing.  I’ll try it sometime….

Guinea pigs also have a unique history tied up in the colonization of the  Americas.  In German, their name translates to ‘little sea pig’ because these sweet little eaters came off the ships in crates.  Apparently Queen Elizabeth has one she carried around…

SEXY PEOPLE: Colette et cochon.


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